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Middle finger..Rt hand sudden excruciating pain at proximal joint..Worsened if any movement...Grip progressively weaker(no trauma prior to pain)..?

Middle finger..Rt hand sudden excruciating pain at proximal joint..Worsened if any movement...Grip  progressively weaker(no trauma prior to pain)..?

Specialist consult: You need to go see a hand specialist, likely and orthopedic surgeon (they do more than surgery) to determine if there is any damage in the hand causing this pain. Could be a number of causes but only imaging and a consult with a specialist will tell you what you need to know to initiate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I relieve hand pain?

How can I relieve hand pain?

Find cause: The first step in any treatment plan is to learn first what the problem is . Once you find the cause of your hand pain then you can tailor appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hand pain over a month after an iv?

Hand pain over a month after an iv?

Poss. nerve injury: I see a few patients a month with persistent pain after IV placement. This can be due to a hematoma formation or nerve injury. Recommended treatment is warm compress for the hematoma and contrast compress (hot and cold) for nerve injury. Prescription topical creams and therapy may be helpful. Symptoms usually resolve spontaneously, but tis can take u to a year. See a hand surgeon for an eval. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce hand pain fast?

What can I do to reduce hand pain fast?

Splint: Ice, compress, pain meds, nsaids. That being said, it would be best to see a hand doctor to determine what the cause of the pain is. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of hand pain?

What are some common causes of hand pain?

Trauma carpal tunnel: Arthritis degenerative or rheumatoid peripheral neuropathy and compressive neuropathof hand elbow or neck general answer fora generaL question more details can lead to more specific list how didivit start what makes it worse or better history of trauma?associated non pain symptoms nubness tingling where exactly in the hand do you feel the pain? ...Read more

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How do you relieve hand pain quickly? Ice?

Pain from what?: Carpal tunnel syndrome, dequervain's tendinitis, arthritis, gout, sprain/strain, ulnar nerve entrapment are few examples of causes of pain in hands etc...Rest/motrin/aleve may help with pain..Ice is usually only useful after injury to prevent excessive swelling etc...It may reduce some pain..Please post a more specific question and I am sure it will be answered accordingly..Good luck. ...Read more

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Who knows anything about hand pain while writing?

Who knows anything about hand pain while writing?

Best start: The best start would be with a primary care physician or a rheumatologist. The cause needs to be identified. It is usually tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. ...Read more

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I have worsening hand pain, is there anything to help?

I have worsening hand pain, is there anything to help?

Yes: We need to determine the cause and then we can begin the treatment. So go see your doc for an exam to learn the problem. ...Read more

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What can I say if I have recurrent hand pain while working? No workmans comp.

Identify cause: If there is an abnormality, the cause needs to be identified. It can be tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. If no abnormality is found, the problem may be ergonomic. ...Read more